The popular 2007 film Juno, starring Ellen Page and Michael Cera, is back, sorta. The creators are holding a live-read of the screenplay with an all-female cast. Jennifer Garner and Ellen Page are among the returning cast members in attendance. The event will raise funds for Planned Parenthood.
The movie is about a girl in high school who gets pregnant and decides to give the baby up for adoption. The film’s resurgence is particularly relevant considering the climate of American politics and the Trump administration.
Director Jason Reitman told Entertainment Weekly,
Like many other people, I felt like I wanted to do something. I wanted to find a way to contribute to the causes that have never felt more important.
Considering how much this election has done against women and what Planned Parenthood has done for women, I thought it would be cool to hear this script with an all-female voice.
If there was any confusion about whether “Juno” was pro-choice or pro-life, this should settle that. Juno had a choice, and that was the most important part.
Original artwork and memorabilia will be on sale at the event at the Ace Theater in LA. All money will collected will be donated to Planned Parenthood.